Evening all, and thanks in advance for your thoughts on this one: my husband is a part-time peripatetic music teacher, working two days a week in a school who employ him directly. I am due to give birth in March 2012, and when he spoke to the school's bursar about taking time off he was told that he could have whatever time he wanted, but that he wasn't entitled to any paid leave. Normally he doesn't get paid during holidays/sick pay etc, which isn't a problem, and if it's just a question of hoping that the baby arrives a little late so we can take advantage of the Easter hols, that would be doable if we know in advance. However, as he doesn't have any kind of contract I just wanted to check that what they are telling him is correct as every other 'official' source seems to give very general info and nothing which necessarily relates to those working in schools. If anyone can shed some light, or just point me in the right direction for some more detailed info I would be very grateful.